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Bintang Emon and the danger of being funny

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Jakarta   /   Wed, June 24, 2020   /  09:00 am
Bintang Emon and the danger of being funny This still image of comedian Bintang Emon taken for @bintangemon (@bintangemon/kompas.com/-)

Laughter is the best medicine they say, but we also know that medicine can have side effects, some pretty harsh and toxic ones in fact. This is what 24-year-old comedian Bintang Emon found when he posted a short video on his Instagram account, expressing his surprise at how you can “accidentally” throw acid on someone’s face. In true comedic fashion, he pointed out that the law of gravity pulls objects downward. So unless the victim was walking  on his hands (unlikely, especially coming out of a mosque after dawn prayers!), no way could the corrosive sulfuric acid have made its way to the victim’s face all on its own. The acid-throwing victim is Novel Baswedan, a Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator and former policeman who had been involved in the investigation of several high-profile cases. The incident happened on April 17, 2017, and ...

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